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Reclamation Sage
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Reclamation Sage
- M15

Reviewed Aug. 7, 2014

Constructed: 3.0
Casual: 3.0
Limited: 3.5
Multiplayer: 3.17

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Reclamation Sage

Having answers for artifacts and enchantments is helpful. Having them lie dead in your hand because your opponent hasn't shown you one yet isn't. This is a nice compromise, and it's a 2-for-1 when you can get it. Not worth playing when you can't hit an artifact or enchantment, but at least you CAN cast it if you need a body on the field.

Constructed- 2
Casual- 2
Limited- 3
Multiplayer- 2

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Reclamation Sage
 
If nobody else has mentioned Viridian Shaman, I will do so briefly. This is basically the exact same card as that staple of the ought decade, minus one toughness and plus the ability to hit enchantments. That's probably an upgrade overall, since there are a lot of times you'll be either using it as a silver bullet with something like Chord of Calling or using it as a weapon against a combo or control deck where the disadvantage is less relevant. 
 
And as an aside, I rather like that we're seeing the effect from the point of view of the golem or whatever it is the shaman is destroying. Unusual perspectives of that type make the art seem more fantastic and exciting.
 
Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 3/5
Multiplayer: 3/5
Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Reclamation Sage which is a three mana Green
2/1 with an optional enters the battlefield effect of destroying target artifact or enchantment.  Not being forced to use the effect is a notable benefit as it allows more freedom in timing and deck design. 

Overall this should be a popular sidedeck choice for Green, particularly elf tribal builds, as it adds a 2/1 creature to a Naturalize effect for just one additional mana.
 
In Limited this is a major bargain that is an easy second or third pick in Booster, or even first in a weak pack, and in Sealed should always be played when running Green.  It is one of the few removal options available, plus the two for one aspect of including a creature only adds to the value.
 
For Multiplayer at least one opponent will have something to target with the effect and a 2/1 at the cost of instant speed is well worth it for the efficiency in improving your own relative board position.
 
Constructed: 4.0
Casual: 4.0
Limited: 4.5
Multiplayer: 4.5

Mattedesa Reclamation Sage
 
Green has never been short of ways to deal with artifacts and enchantments. The standard Naturalize costs 2 mana, and there have been all kinds of variants over the years that give an added benefit for an added cost. The extra cost of getting a 2/1 creature for one more mana is one of the better ones. 
 
While a 2/1 creature isn't going to win many games on its own, it can provide another blocker against an aggressive deck or a slow clock against a deck with few creatures. Another benefit of this being a creature is that you have the potential of it entering the battlefield multiple times if you can blink it or bring it back from the grave. 
 
In limited, there aren't a whole lot of enchantments and artifacts to be concerned about, but since's he's a 2/1 creature, it's probably worth playing at least one of these guys anyway, in case they do have one. 
 
Constructed: 3
Casual: 1.5
Limited: 3.5
Multiplayer: 1.5

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